The iPhone SE 2 is back in the news again, with a new report out of China claiming that the handset will be coming out in the first half of 2018. This is in line with earlier reports about the 4-inch device.
Taiwan’s Economic Daily News states that the iPhone SE 2 is set to be manufactured exclusively by Apple supplier Wistron at its Bengaluru plant in India. The factory is already producing small quantities of the original model for the local market, so it makes sense for it to handle bigger responsibilities on a worldwide scale.
The iPhone SE was first introduced to the world in March of 2016, so there’s big chance its successor will go down the same route and get announced in March of 2018. The report didn’t have much to say on the topic of specs, but it did confirm that the same 4-inch form factor will be making an appearance.
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A previous article had predicted that the iPhone SE 2 would adopt the A10 Fusion processor, 32GB and 128GB storage options, 2GB of RAM, the iPhone 7’s 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 1700mAh battery. It may even narrow down the bezels to look like a blend of the iPhone 7 and first-gen iPhone SE.
As for price, the Chinese report expects a $450 price tag to be attached, translating to about Rs 29150. The current iPhone SE goes for $349 or Rs 26000 after 2 years of availability, so the figure sounds about right.